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NetApp R200 data migration

We have a NetApp R200 running DOT 7.3.3 that has bascially been sitting idle in a corner for far too long with old archived data on it. We are trying to migrate that data off to get rid of it  by leveraging snapmirror and send it to one of our FAS2240-4 arrays running DOT 8.2.2. Our problem we are running into is the R200 had a trial license installed back in 2007/2008 when we migrated the data over to a FAS 3020. We left all the snapshots on the R200 though. Unfortunately, that trial license has expired and we cannot add a new trial license. i reached out to my rep who got me in touch with a SE at NetApp. they sent me a bunch of trial codes but i keep getting this error:  Promotional license installation limit exceeded for snapmirror

 

NetApp says there is no way around it and that i will have to contact their Professional services team to assist. They cannot even get a new purchased snapmirror license because that array is EOL/EOS.  I read somewhere that someone mentioned if you reinstall DOT on the box that it will clear the trial licenses and let you use a new trial license. Anyone comment on that? Will that work. if so, will the config/aggregates/volumes/data etc all stay intact or will they all be lost?

 

What other options do i have to migrate the data if snapmirror is a no go? It is about 10TB of data. 

 

Feel free to ask any questions for things i did not mention. 

 

thanks,

 

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Re: NetApp R200 data migration

https://xcp.netapp.com

 

Use XCP and copy the data.

Re: NetApp R200 data migration

Will this tool keep all the data in the existing snapshot structure? We have month end snapshots with project data that we still need to retain. 

Re: NetApp R200 data migration

it will not.

Re: NetApp R200 data migration

If you have spare disks which can be used to install Data ONTAP on (or separate root aggregate to overwrite) - yes, you can then access your data on another existing aggregate with all snapshots. This is one of great 7-Mode features that C-Mode lacks.

 

This is high risk activity, it is easy to accidentally wipe out data, so professional service does not sound like bad idea.

Re: NetApp R200 data migration

Hi there!

 

XCP is indeed the recommended option at this point. 

 

For 7 mode systems, a portion of the root volume stores data related to system licensing, and the only way to wipe that is to re-install the system.

 

With the right experience and knowledge, it's an easy activity if you have spare disks or a dedicated root aggregate, but as @aborzenkov says, there is the risk of data loss, so it is suggested to get a VAR/Partner PS engineer to perform it (I believe our PS requires that the system is under a support contract, which is no longer available for that platform)

Re: NetApp R200 data migration

You might want to bump up:

options license_demo.limit

Re: NetApp R200 data migration

Copy it host side? StorageX or XCP would work.

Re: NetApp R200 data migration

i have 5 spare disks listted when running: vol status -s

Anyone recommend a company that i could hire to assist with this that has experience installing DOT onto a separate aggregate/volume?

Re: NetApp R200 data migration


@lwebb wrote:

You might want to bump up:

options license_demo.limit


when i type options i do not see that listed anywhere. is there some other method to locate this setting?

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